Thursday, April 29, 2010

Home away from Home: The Imperial Hotel in Cork

The Imperial Hotel is the WWC home in Cork. It is a 4 star hotel, right in the heart of Cork city center. The Imperial hotel boasts luxury accommodation in Cork City, offering 130 hotel rooms. The Imperial Hotel Cork has been serving Cork city center since 1813, when the Cork Committee of Merchants commissioned architect Sir Thomas Deane to design and build The Commercial Rooms. In 1816 the merchants requested Deane to extend the original building along Pembroke Street to serve as a hotel and coach-yard. The Imperial Hotel, originally the place where merchants met to discuss business, remains the most popular business and social center in the city today. This hotel has played host to a number of renowned figures including Fr Mathew, the Temperance Priest, writers such as Sir Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens and the composer Liszt. Michael Collins, who negotiated the Free State Treaty in 1921 and is an important figure in Irish history, spent his last night in room 115 at the Imperial Hotel in Cork City Center.

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